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Present Technology

Today, children with strabismus and lazy eye are treated by covering the good eye with an eye-patch to force the child to use his or her weaker eye. The patch is worn several hours a day and the eye doctor increases or decreases the time of use according to how the patient is improving. Children may need patching before and after they have surgery to straighten their eyes until the connection between the eye and the brain is mature. Grown-ups' vision cannot be improved by patching the good eye.